CLOSET - 8th Birthday Margaret Court Edition
Jun
30
Jul 1

CLOSET - 8th Birthday Margaret Court Edition

CLOSET is turning 8! We're celebrating with a grand slam of a party in honour of Margaret Court, legendary Australian tennis player.

For our grand slam birthday bash, we've got Brendan Maclean (House of Air).

This one will be full of more lesbians (and homosexuals of all persuasions) than an Australian Open after party. 

WHERE: The Night Cat, 137-141 Johnston Street Fitzroy

WHEN: Fri June 30th

WHAT: CLOSET's 8th Birthday - Margaret Court Edition

THEME: Tennis!
Lesbian tennis players, doubles partners, ball boys and bad boys. 

DOORS OPEN: 10pm till late

TICKETS: 
Limited presales are available for $15 + bf from Tuesday June 5. 
Door entry will be available for $20

DONATIONS: We'll be taking and making donations to Minus18 andAustralian Marriage Equality.

FURTHER INFO:
Facebook: facebook.com/closetpartyoz
Instagram: @freddiecloset

DOOR POLICY:
CLOSET is a night for homosexuals and those who love them. Like tennis, we're full of lesbians - and gay men and queer people of all persuasions. We welcome all the colours of the rainbow and their friends. We have a zero tolerance policy towards antisocial behaviour, harassment, homophobia, transphobia. 

POSTER GIRL: Margaret Court
Margaret Court AO MBE is a retired Australian tennis player and former world No. 1. In tennis, she amassed more major titles than any other player in history, and she has a Melbourne tennis stadium named in her honour. In more recent years, Ms Court has become a Christian minister in Perth, WA, where she is an outspoken critic of same sex marriage and LGBT rights. In recent weeks, Court wrote a letter to the editor of the West Australian calling for a boycott of Qantas. She also told a radio station that tennis was 'full of lesbians' who predatorily 'took young ones into parties,' and compared the efforts to teach children about gender fluidity to the methods of Nazism and communism. 

Claudia Jones
Jul
1
Jul 2

Claudia Jones

Disco isn't just for spinning, it's for living. The supremely talented Claudia Jones is going to be doing just that with two live sets of funky-hip-moving-toe-tappin-DISCO backed by a supremely talented band. 

Not one to miss! Entry from 11:45pm.

Transcontinental Vibrations: AFRO Occidental & T. Culture Keepers
Jul
1
Jul 2

Transcontinental Vibrations: AFRO Occidental & T. Culture Keepers

Transcontinental Vibrations presents a night of African Music and Dance featuring AFRO OCCIDENTALS and The Culture Keepers.
Both AFRO OCCIDENTALS and The CULTURE KEEPERS bands who keeps the African culture live in Australia and are dedicated to pass it on to the next generations.
The sweet music and rhythms tell the stories of the rich cultures and the diversity of the people of
West Africa. The songs speak of unity, love, respect, values, progress, peace & acceptance of all people.
The bands will play lots of vibes and speaks from the heart of the Bantaba – the jujuoto – the cultural singing place, and dance. The songs are sung in Mandinka, Jola, Wolof, Creole, English, and, French.& more..
There is a rich instrumentation for both bands; Sewurubas, Dum Dums, Djembes, Congas, Korra, Guitars to name a few.. A real treat with a lot of Traditional Singing and dance including a spiritual dance named "Koumpo Dance".
Bright & colorful costumes and the performances are visually incredible and really exciting. Experience the African Culture in Melbourne on Saturday the 1st of July.

Domingo Latino: LA 45
Jul
2
Jul 3

Domingo Latino: LA 45

‘Melbourne Latino band LA-45, renown for playing Colombian and NY heavy salsa repertoire return to The Night Cat this Sunday at 9pm. 
The Estrada brothers Eddie and Jayson bring their 10 piece band for a big night of live powerful salsa with Colombian flavour!!!
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Banda latina de Melbourne LA-45 conocidos por su repertorio de salsa dura vuelve al Night Cat este Domingo a las 9pm. 
Los hermanos Estrada traen su banda de 10 músicos para una gran noche de salsa con sabor a Colombia!!! 
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7PM – BACHATA - Beginner Level and Intermediate Level
8PM – SALSA - Beginner Level and Intermediate Level
FEES:
***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.


Domingo Latino: Quarter Street!
Jun
25
Jun 26

Domingo Latino: Quarter Street!

The Quarter Street are back at The Night Cat with their hard-hitting analogue era Salsa dura!
Quarter Street take their cues from the giants: Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barreto and Willie Colón and the seminal record labels Fania Records and Tico records and charge straight ahead at the 21st century.
Check out the band this Sunday from 9pm. 

Melbourne Salsa Classes
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

Au Dré
Jun
24
10:30 pm22:30

Au Dré

Au Dré are gracing the Night Cat, Saturday 24th June!

Au Dré is a collaboration between Producer/Keyboardist extraordinaire JamBau (James Bowers) and Vocalist/Trumpeter Audrey Powne. The two will be familiar to Melbourne music lovers as resident members of Sex On Toast, The Do Yo Thangs, True Live, Clever Austin, The Vaudeville Smash and many more.

The pair was bought together over a shared love of maximalist electronic music by the likes of Pomrad, Lone and Hudson Mohawke and an equally affectionate passion for late 70‘s/early 80’s Disco/Dance music from Herbie Hancock and Chaka Kahn and lesser known gems like Donald Blackman and Cameo.

In an attempt to fuse together these two infatuations Au Dré deliver the perfect combination of a contemporary “banger” with the sophistication and energy of old school funk and R’n’B. 

Check out their music here!

Dance Party: Disco Inferno
Jun
23
Jun 24

Dance Party: Disco Inferno

We're back at The Night Cat for another flaming hot Disco Inferno

You know the drill

10 piece disco band all night

Dance Party Djs all night

Dance Party!

Domingo Latino: Que Chevere
Jun
18
Jun 19

Domingo Latino: Que Chevere

Que Chevere are bringing to Melbourne the latest of Cuban Timba, Salsa and their own original music to make you dance for their debut at Domingo Latino this coming Sunday

Producing a thumping sound "Que Chevere" is formed with some of Melbourne’s finest musicians who apart from being academically trained have also travelled to and lived in Latin America experiencing the contagious rhythms and music in countries such as Cuba , Puerto Rico , Miami and of course New York City.
Blending all these influences and passion they have for salsa music they are now proud and ready to present to you "Que Chevere" for your dancing pleasure. Band starts at 9pm

Melbourne Salsa Classes from 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

Don't forget the Melbourne Salsa dance lessons begining at 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

SPANK! featuring Juliana Huxtable
Jun
17
Jun 18

SPANK! featuring Juliana Huxtable

We've barely eaten the final crumbs of our first foray into the Night Cat and we're starting to feel a little spooky, ready to tickle the more mystical corners of your mind. Are you ready for another Spank!? 

Prepare for twice the juciness, twice the sorcery, as we team up with our friends at Crown Ruler to bring you double the party, starring New York's JULIANA HUXTABLE!

Founder of queer party SHOCK VALUE, Juliana's talents reach above and beyond the sphere of the club as we know it, with her multidisciplinary practice blending poetry, music, art and DJing. A celestial delight that Spank! is privileged to witness in this, the infancy of our soirée. 

As we trek into the longest nights of the year and move towards the winter solstice, preparing for a series of new beginnings, the magical Juliana will be backed up by Melbourne's gorgeous own:

BROOKE POWERS
HABITS
SIMONA CASTRICUM (dj set)
KANDERE
ANURAAG

We're mixing the potions for a bubbling brew of queer delight, and you'd be remiss to miss, taking a big old sip.

Summon your power and align your mind with music that moves you, June 17 at the Night Cat. $15 concession, $20 full!

The Night Cat is a wheelchair accessible venue. 

This event will take place on stolen land traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty has never been ceded.

 

 

PUMA Presents: CRXZY SXXY CXXL 2nd Birthday
Jun
16
Jun 17

PUMA Presents: CRXZY SXXY CXXL 2nd Birthday

In collaboration with PUMA, CRXZY SXXY CXXL is proud to announce they’re celebrating 2 years of Crazy, Sexy, Cool parties at The Night Cat in June!

THE NIGHT CAT - FITZROY
FRIDAY 16TH JUNE
10PM-3AM

LINE UP:
JADE ZOE
MIMI
SAL
Lotus Moonchild
Infinity Blade
Nelly Frizzante 

TICKETS: Early birds $10, General release $15
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/puma-presents-crxzy-sxxy-cxxl-2nd-birthday-party-tickets-34788684893
Tix also avail at the door.

SPECIALS:
$8 basics until midnight
$6 CRXZY SXXY CXXL Shots all night. 

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Formed in January 2015, CRXZY SXXY CXXL is a collaboration between Melbourne DJs Jade Zoe and Mimi. Their unique brand of hip-hop parties taking audiences through a journey of rap, bass, grime, dancehall and everything in-between has seen them: 

- Closing The Swamp Stage at Let Them Eat Cake 2016 and 2017 and being invited to play the Mansion afterparty
- Pitch Music Festival
- Support Danny Brown at Acclaim Magazine's 10th Birthday Party
- DJd the Usain Bolt X PUMA in-store appearance
- Throw parties with The Operatives
Selected as ACCLAIM Magazine's 2016 Mixtape Series DJs in Residence

www.facebook.com/crxzysxxycxxlparty
INSTA @crxzysxxycxxl

San Lazaro
Jun
11
Jun 12

San Lazaro

San Lazaro have been making people dance all around Australia since their debut album release in 2006. Now they return to The Night Cat for another Doming Latino, this Sunday bring your dancing shoes and check them out as the present all original Salsa and funky Latino music composed right here in Melbourne. Band starts at 9pm

www.sanlazaro.com.au

Listen to San lazaro here
http://www.hopestreetrecordings.com/releases/la-despedida/
http://www.hopestreetrecordings.com/releases/serendipity-12/

Don't forget the Melbourne Salsa dance lessons begining at 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes

Thando
Jun
10
Jun 11

Thando

Thando and her band are taking over the stage at The Night Cat to fill you full of R&B and dance classics, and to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Thando's debut EP 'Digital Love Letters'. 
$5 entry

Paradise presents: GAIKA (UK / WARP RECORDS)
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Paradise presents: GAIKA (UK / WARP RECORDS)

Paradise is excited to present UK vocalist and producer GAIKA at The Night Cat on Saturday June 10th. The Warp Records signee will tour nationally in June, supported in Melbourne by cult Australian act friendships, avant hip hop duo Kandere and FBi radio's Tommy Codling.

Born out of his travels through the many global currents of contemporary London, GAIKA’s music is dark yet melodic, experimental yet catchy. While drawing strongly from his Brixton upbringing and his Jamaican and Grenadian heritage, GAIKA’s sound is ultimately expansive, seamlessly weaving musical motifs, vocal flows and slangs of UK, US and Caribbean music.

GAIKA is as uncompromising in his politics as his sonics, intent on expanding and exploding the ideas of what contemporary black British music is. From his debut mixtape Machine in 2015 all the way to his Warp Records release Spaghetto, GAIKA is channeling the unique synthesis of the UK’s musical make-up, firmly at the forefront of a new London.

 

 

The Beautiful Game (Argentina Vs Brazil) Official After Party
Jun
9
Jun 10

The Beautiful Game (Argentina Vs Brazil) Official After Party

Aussizz Group in association with Bamboo Productions proudly presents "The Beautiful Game (Argentenia Vs Brazil) Official After Party"

After the biggest match in Australian Footballing history has finished, make your way over to the official after party to continue the celebrations and festivities after the game. For the winning side it will be time to party and for the losing side it’s a time to also party (Forget the loss)!! 

:: Details :: 

~ Venue: Night Cat Melbourne - 141 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
~ Time: 10pm – 3am
~ Tickets: $15 Limited Early Bird and $20 Door Sales. 

:: Feautring :: 

The acclaimed interstate 360 SAMBA GROUP and special guests MelSamba BATERIA (The Samba Drums of Rio) and their stunning Samba Dancers, bringing the flavours, sights and sounds of Brazil straight to the heart of Melbourne!! It will be a night not to be missed!!

Domingo Latino: La Influencia
Jun
4
Jun 5

Domingo Latino: La Influencia

Gathering some of the cream of the crop from Melbourne's music scene, La Influencia is the brainchild of Salvador Persico (Blue King Brown) and Daniel Mougerman, whose mutual love of music from Latin America inspired the creation of Melbourne's newest salsa powerhouse. - La Influencia's sound can be described as a fusion of Salsa, Timba and Jazz. Expect tunes by Eddie Palmieri, Havana D'Primera, Los Van Van, Ray Barretto, amongst others.
Band starts at 9pm just after 7pm dance lessons.

Vocals / Percussion - Marcelo La Greca
Vocals / Percussion - Leo Salvo
Trumpet / Vocals - Lazaro Ernesto Numa Pompa
Piano / Vocals - Daniel Mougerman
Trumpet - Tom Sly
Saxophone - Steve Byth
Trombone - Jordan Murray
Bass - Jordan Tarento
Congas - Javier Fredes
Drums - Jethro Negron
Timbales / Vocals - Salvador Persico

Melbourne Salsa Classes from 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

KRANK SINATRA - Nathan G & Maya
Jun
3
Jun 4

KRANK SINATRA - Nathan G & Maya

Embodying the spirits of the greats to a 21st century house groove, KRANK SINATRA IS BACK. 

With world renowned DJ Nathan G, MAYA, Michaeal Cooper, Kenny Sax and Alex Hughes. 

This is a dance party to not forget. Coming to your late night 12-2am! 

A vivid fusion of RnB, soul and electronic pop, MAYA’s electric sound mirrors her Australian, African American, and Hungarian roots. She offers up a performance of originals and covers that reach your head, heart, and hips all at once. Merging dark vocal layers, organic instrumentation and neoteric beats, MAYA blends colour and shade, taking audiences on an enthralling sonic journey. 

 

Rock Latino: Los Revolunaticos!
Jun
3
8:30 pm20:30

Rock Latino: Los Revolunaticos!

Los Revolunaticos are exited to present their most recent project where they'll be paying tribute to legendary bands such as Los Prisioneros, Soda Stereo, GIT and Virus. Los Revolunaticos is lead by Markito Rossi and Kekoski Viran and will be joined by many more Melbourne musicians. Join us at the Night Cat on June 3rd for an epic night of song and dance "hasta que pase el temblor" (to quote memorable lyrics from genius Cerati)

 

 

 

CLOSET - Royal Edition
Jun
2
Jun 3

CLOSET - Royal Edition

On Fri June 2nd, CLOSET is throwing our first party of the winter, and we're celebrating with a party fit for a Queen. 

On June 2nd, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 65th anniversary of her coronation, so we thought it only fitting to throw a party in her honour. 

Bring out your crown jewels and claim your throne, homos. 

WITH:
WONKY DISKO ORCHESTRA (SYD)
SALVADOR DARLING
JLAW
+ MORE

Domingo Latino: Ella Trinidad
May
28
May 29

Domingo Latino: Ella Trinidad

One of Melbourne's most exciting new bands Ella Trinidad return to The Night Cat for another Domingo Latino. 
The band is fronted and founded by three of the finest female musicians that have forged healthy profesional careers within the Melbourne Latin music scene. They present their 8 piece powerhouse playing renditions of the most recent music to come from Cuba and their own music composed by all three leaders. 
The band starts at 9pm

Melbourne Salsa Classes from 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

The Late Show: Mayfield
May
27
May 28

The Late Show: Mayfield

Mayfield play @ The night cat "graveyard shift" on Saturday the 27th of May! Come along and party with us. Special guests Liona Tatafu and Thando Sikwila joining us on stage. Playing songs from our debut album, some of our favourite covers and some brand new originals. See you on the dance floor for a funky rnb neo-soul partay!  

 

 

Black Jesus Experience
May
27
8:00 pm20:00

Black Jesus Experience

BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE (BJX) is an eight piece band playing an irresistibly danceable blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century groove. With backgrounds as diverse as the 5 countries the members of BJX hail from, their music reflects the multicultural vibrancy of the band's hometown, Melbourne, Australia.


BJX's fourth album 'Migration' won 'The Age-Music Victoria Best Global Album 2014' award. Other awards for BJX include 'Most Outstanding Performance Troupe Of The Year, African Australian National Awards 2013' Highlights for BJX include two tours of "the Motherland" Ethiopia, performing with Ethiojazz legend Mulatu Astatke in Europe and Australia (an association which won BJX and Mulatu 'The Age Best National Tour 2013' award), Glastonbury and other great festivals.


The rhymes and chimes of Black Jesus Experience deliver the power and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of Hip-Hop and freedom of Funk.

 

 

 

Claudia Jones
May
26
May 27

Claudia Jones

Disco isn't just for spinning, it's for living. The supremely talented Claudia Jones is going to be doing just that with two live sets of funky-hip-moving-toe-tappin-DISCO backed by a supremely talented band. 

Not one to miss! Entry from 11:45pm.

The Purple Doves
May
26
May 27

The Purple Doves

For the very first time, Sydney's famous PURPLE DOVES BAND will be performing at The Night Cat Fitzroy to bring you PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER. Coming off a run of SOLD OUT shows in Sydney, The Purple Doves are famous for their pure dance floor PRINCE FUNK as they tribute the legend with all the hits live.

Witness the music of one of the world's most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES celebrate the funky, controversial and legendary music of PRINCE.

Oscar Kami fronts THE PURPLE DOVES band with all the attitude the music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999.

Domingo Latino: Quarter St
May
21
May 22

Domingo Latino: Quarter St

Quarter Street are back at The Night Cat once again for an evening of endless Salsa rhythms. Quarter Street have been a staple here at the Night Cat for some time, regular hosts at our Sunday night Domingo Latino. Get ready for their hard hitting analogue era Salsa Dura, and bring your dancin' shoes!  

Quarter Street take their cues from the giants: Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barreto and Willie Colon and the seminal record labels Fania and Tico records and charge straight ahead at the 21st century.
Check out the band this Sunday from 9pm. 

Melbourne Salsa Classes
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

Eugene Hamilton & the Big Money
May
20
May 21

Eugene Hamilton & the Big Money

Eugene Hamilton & The BIG Money. Extended 9 piece line up featuring Jordan Murray on Trombone and John Clark on percussion. Band starts at midnight $5.00 entry after 11.30pm.

Eugene and his superstar band will bend and flex the songs you know and love into styles and genres you won't believe. From Sinatra to Beyonce and beyond. It's a Latin Funk Boogaloo Memphis Soul Jazzercise Danceathon.

Transcontinental Vibrations: Samba Reggae Party
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Samba Reggae Party

Transcontinental Vibrations presents: SAMBA REGGAE PARTY
Featuring Melbourne's fantastic Samba and Reggae bands, this event is designed for the ones who likes to dance Reggae and Samba vibes. SOL NATION + TUMBARUMBA + RAS JAHKNOW will be taking you to a musical journey around the globe on Saturday 20th of May. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

SOL NATION
SOL NATION is the product of Melbourne's communal musical scene - at its heart lies the reggae experience of Paulo Almeida (The Dili Allstars), the rock charisma of Colin Badger (Painters and Dockers), and the fiery ardor of soul mama powerhouse Kattimoni.
INFECTIOUS rhythms, worldly lyrics and impassioned musicianship are just the beginning for any Sol Nation performance. From Dili to Cairns, Lisbon to Rio, Sol Nation draws upon a wealth of international musical culture to bring you a melting pot of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, East Timorese folk and African dance music.

TUMBARUMBA
Tumbarumba Samba Band brings beat laden entrances, of colourful drummers delivering instant carnival.
Chanting original Sambas in English, representing inhibition and vogue. Whipping an audience into an instant and happy celebration.
Drawing inspiration from Brazil, their live metallic percussion is a powerful and loving reveal of music written for generous live concerts. Entertaining with open arms, one of their members Neda wants to see you interacting, so wear your fiesta outfit and prepare to enjoy the moment and spectacle she believes is your birthright!
For over 16 years this five-piece Melbourne based, rhythm strong, collective has become known Australia wide for their riveting Brazilian, Samba Reggae, Funk and Hip beat laden concerts. Tumbarumba is a simple and time-tested formula for intense partying.

RAS JAHKNOW
Melbourne's Ras Jahknow band blazes new soul and fresh rhythms into what is described best as culturally rich roots reggae music. Passionate vocals in English, and Creole weave through the diverse native sounds From the African island nation of Cape Verde, Brasil, Tanzania, Mauritius to Australia, the band embodies a vision of unity, respect and peace, built on the foundation of irresistible reggae rhythms.

 

 

SPANK!
May
19
May 20

SPANK!

Rest that stress nodule, take a break in the baby-carrier we've made for your brain - the admin is done and its all queers-to-the-front and excited dance-floor-pointing from here on in. 

Spank! invites you to set up camp for a dedicated shift at the club with a big glass of bubble water and your favourite, fluffiest teddy bear. No acoustic intros, no time wasting, no late starts. Extra sensory adventure in store for those who wouldn't mind an evening swim through the gooey pink custard of the mind. A dancefloor reminiscent of a doughnut, in fact, and we'll all be the sprinkles on top.

LINE UP ANNOUNCED SOON!

Unclench your body and take a big bite on MAY 19 at the NIGHTCAT, Johnston St Fitzroy. $15 concession, $20 full

The Nightcat is a wheelchair accessible venue. 

This event will take place on stolen land traditionally owned by the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty has never been ceded

 

 

Los Cabrones
May
14
May 15

Los Cabrones

Since it’s formation in 1995, Los Cabrones has become Australia’s premier Afro-Cuban Latin jazz ensemble. This big band lineup features some of Australia’s greatest jazz musicians with the best of Australia’s vibrant latino musicians, the group has performed internationally and all over Australia including Womadelaide, Sydney Bacardi Latin Music Festival, St Kilda Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Perth Jazz Festival, White Night Melbourne and a 16 year residency at Melbourne’s legendary Fitzroy night-spot the Night Cat. Los Cabrones released a self-titled CD on Jazzhead in 2001. Band starts at 9pm

Melbourne Salsa Classes from 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.
$10 entry General entry (no classes)

NO ZU
May
12
May 14

NO ZU

⛓ NO ZU ⛓ 2 SHOWS ⛓ NIGHT CAT ⛓ BODY2BODY2BODY ⛓ HEAT BEAT ⛓

In their 10th year, NO ZU celebrate by playing two lava-hot, total Heat Beat parties in the centre of the Night Cat & by launching their new 12" remix EP, 'Body2Body2Body'. It's a weirdo dance-floor oddity of a record that expands the Afterlife world further into deep infinity. Edits, reworks and re-recordings of Afterlife's 'Body2Body' and 'Spirit Beat' by A Certain Ratio (Factory Records, Manchester), Jonny Sender (Konk, NYC) and NO ZU w/their Heat Beat guru Nao Anzai (who will be live-dubbing at Night Cat) feature on the EP. 

NO ZU have recently melted-down Pitch Festival, NGV Friday Nights and Heaps Gay's laneway party. This will be even hotter & more intimate. Don't miss these rare, home-town ZU parties, before they head back to Europe at the end of May. Do The ZU 4 me and 4 U - 4 not one night but 2! 

Many surprises in store... stay tuned to the event page... XXX

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Body2Body2Body is released on Chapter Music on May 5, but you can pre-order below or purchase at the shows along with some other special merch. 
http://chaptermusic.com/store/no-zu/body2body2body/
https://chaptermusic.bandcamp.com/album/body2body2body
http://radi.al/BODY2BODY2BODY

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Poster by Sam Donaldson
Paintings by Nicolaas Oogjes

 

 

Domingo Latino: Ella Trinidad
Apr
30
May 1

Domingo Latino: Ella Trinidad

Ella Trinidad is the brainchild of Romy Hernandez, Claudia Osegueda and Eli Obando. Together they will grace the 360 degree stage at the Night Cat for their debut performance this Sunday. They lead their 8 piece ensemble delivering original songs and Afro-Cuban classics by the likes of Bamboleo, Azúcar Negra and Los Van Van. Come and check out this exciting new band to hit the Melbourne salsa scene. 

Melbourne Salsa Classes from 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

***ALL FOR ONLY $20*** (CASH ONLY)
Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm.

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bortier Okoe
Apr
29
9:00 pm21:00

Transcontinental Vibrations: Bortier Okoe

Adelaide/Ghana based Bortier Okoe and his band hit the road April 13 to May 5. Bringing the spirit of his ancestors and bringing Africa to your door step. It’s his way of connecting, contributing, sharing, spreading love, unity, bringing understanding, happiness and hope to the world.


African music is for everyone.. Bortier sings messages of peace, anti-poverty, connections, resilience, and tolerance - communicating across boundaries and countries. His unifying lyrics convey strong messages for humanity while his dynamic live performances are exhilarating, delivered with power, grace and a sense of humour. Bortier’s music is unique and irresistible – making a significant contribution and progression to World Music. 
His tour stop in Melbourne will be at Fitzroy's finest live music venue: The Night Cat on Saturday the 29th of April. 


A night of dancing and good vibes waiting for you! 

MAYA
Apr
29
Apr 30

MAYA

After the release of her highly anticipated "What After Now" single, we are exciting to welcome Maya back to the Night Cat for a Saturday night full of soulful grooves infused with sophisticated synth melodies. 

24 hours in Lapa
Apr
28
Apr 29

24 hours in Lapa

Tamil Rogeon, of The Raah Project and Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, presents his new work.

24 HOURS IN LAPA: An electronic orchestral song cycle.
Based on the true story of Joseph E Martin, a young American man who was gunned down after an argument with police on his 30th birthday in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, May 2007.

FEATURING: The Australian Youth Orchestra's 35-piece Momentum Ensemble
Ben Vanderwal - Drums / Dan West - Electronics / Doug de Vries - Guitar / Ryan Ritchie - Vocals / Tamil Rogeon - Electric violin

With supports from: Krakatau /  Prequel / Chico G / Ennio Styles

 

 

 

 

Domingo Latino - Quarter Street
Apr
23
Apr 24

Domingo Latino - Quarter Street

Quarter Street are back again at Domingo Latino with their hard hitting classic sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, Colombia and their own Aussie made salsa! Band starts at 9pm just after Melbourne Salsa dance lessons. 

Melbourne Salsa classes from 7pm
7PM – BACHATA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
8PM – SALSA - Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

Whether you choose one class or 2 classes its $20 flat rate including social dancing from 9pm. $10 entry General entry (no classes) from 8:30pm.